Washington June 20. 06.
Your favor of May 20. found me at Monticello, where I passed some days on the rising of Congress. on my departure I packed the Memoires de l’Amerique with some other books to be forwarded here, & on it’s arrival I will send it to you by the first vessel for Boston. I now inclose you the American & British chronicle, the size of which admits it’s going by post. I have found it’s dates not always accurate to a day. Accept my salutations & assurances of respect.
P.S. making use of this volume as a common Manual, I shall be glad to recieve it as soon as you are done with it; but desire it may not be until you have fully availed yourself of it.
MHi: Miscellaneous Manuscript Collection.